Hollaaaaa girls ^^
I thought it would be nice to show you how I personally paint my nails and I also saw that some of my readers that I follow back might have their difficulties with that so in today's post it's all about that HOW TO. If you scroll down and look at my last post which was a NOTD post you can see the way it should look like (in my eyes).
Let's be honest I used to have my difficulties with it too when I began buying nailpolish and even started my blog, I was such an amateur. I used to do it the way I thought it should be done. How could I knew back then that it needs so much more for the perfect laquered nails ;)
This is how you should start off:
(Credits unknown; google)
BTW my favorite topcoat is the SECHE VITE topcoat. Just a miracle come true and so fast drying! ;)
And I also have a good video I found on YouTube that might be helpfull in case the picture above isn't that clear!!!
(credits to Fairy Doll Nails!!!)
My tips and DOs!!!!
You apply some of the cuticle remover all around your cuticles, then you wait 15 seconds and then you slightly push your cuticles back. I suggest you to do one hand by the other and start with your left hand! They recommand to do this once a week. It's easier than you think it is, it doesn't hurt at all and it's so fast done.
Just in case you are wondering what I'm talking about and don't know what/where cuticles are, it is the pink surrounded area bellow:
Nail art pen:
You probably wonder why you need this?! Let me tell you something! This is actually just a great secret tip I can give you ;) In case you touch your cuticles and side walls while applying the nailpolish (step 3 to 7) you can take one of these two sides, depending on whether it is a lot or just a bit and they will like automatically remove all the excess color before it dries and give you the perfect applying look ;) I hope you understood what I meant with this!
And for bigger nail polish mistakes, you can use one of these nail polish corrector pencils, that you can get everywhere where you can also buy nailpolsih, to erase the excess. I think I don't have to show you what they look like.
Such as you have to cream your hands often to keep them hydrated and smooth, I highly recommand you to do the same for your cuticles!!!! Believe me good looking cuticles are often already the key to perfect looking nails. And these creams are like magic potions, you can see already a difference from one day to the other! You can do this every day. P2 has really nice cuticles creams that I can recommand, with lots of different flavors. (Only available in Germany)
- I highly recommand you to NOT cut of your cuticles UNLESS you are a pro and learned how to do it ;) Otherwise this might end up really bad! You can cause more harm than good, from bleeding cuticles to infections.
- DON'T bite your nails!!!!! That's the biggest NO GO.
I hope this was a helpfull post!!!! If you have another question about this topic, don't be shy and leave a comment, I will answer asap ^^
Keep the polish rolling!